As one of the leading laws firms in the UAE (The Legal company in Dubai), our consistent approach is to firstly understand the client’s unique case. We focus on building a complete file that documents all the evidence that is required to sustain our client’s position. We then carry out our own investigations to objectively evaluate the points of strength and weakness in our client’s case. Based on our findings, we share with the client our evaluation of the situation and our recommendations for the best way forward.
If approaching the court is unavoidable, we ensure that we advise the client prior to the commencement of proceedings through strategic and pre-litigation guidance. At Al Suwaidi & Company, we are with our client every step of the way.
Our litigation department consists of leading advocates and is supported by lawyers from other specialized departments within the firm. Our lawyers and legal experts are assisted by an excellent team of dedicated and professional paralegal staff.
Al Suwaidi & Company have the expertise to manage large-scale and complex litigation cases, even when they bring with them multi-jurisdictional elements. Our team of advocates and experts are always within reach of the client to ensure a quick and timely response to the case.
We are proud to have one of the largest and most successful civil and criminal litigation practices in the UAE – as recognized by ‘The Legal 500’ organization. We represent national and international clients in all courts across the UAE, including the Cassation Court (Supreme Court).
Managing partner Mohammed Al Suwaidi is an experienced litigator. “Creative, sharp and polished,” he is recommended for his pragmatic approach.
– Chambers Global 2014 Edition
Experience: Ali Alraeesi is a Partner at Al Suwaidi & Company. He has significant experience on all major areas of law practice in the UAE including Civil Law, Commercial Law and Criminal Law.
As an experienced Emirati lawyer, Ali has rights of audience before all levels of UAE Courts. He has over 12 years’ of experience in litigation and dispute resolution in the UAE representing a wide range of domestic and international clients (companies as well as prominent business individuals ) in contentious matters. Ali has developed extensive expertise in handling cases relative to extradition, cybercrimes, corporate frauds, forgery, breach of trust, theft, money laundering, cheque bounce, harassment, offenses related to drugs, defamation, medical negligence, insurance and rental disputes. Ali has successfully defended in a number of court cases and settlements for various clients, which include government and semi-government entities. He also regularly advises clients in other types of litigation, including intellectual property, corporate and personal status disputes.
Membership: United Arab Emirates Bar Association
Education: Bachelors of Law (LLB), Dubai Police Academy
Languages: Arabic, English.
Source: ACE Audit Control & Expertise Group.
Practice: Criminal, Labor, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Maritime, Insurance, Aviation and Intellectual Property, Corporate & Commercial.
Experience: Reda is highly experienced and well-respected member of the Egyptian Bar since 1993, with an extensive in-depth experience in handling criminal, labor, civil and commercial litigation matters in the UAE having practiced in the region for over 25 years. He has conducted several arbitration cases in the region and is a recognized maritime insurance and intellectual property law expert. Reda’s full legal competencies also include a strong understanding of Sharia Law and the systems of the Courts which he applies in his litigation expertise, legal consultation, contract drafting and review. He has been a key member of the committee which drafted one of the federal housing laws in the UAE. He is also a regular resource person in several local newspapers in the UAE.
Reda is a certified arbitrator at Tahkeem Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre (ICAA), UAE and is a listed member of DIAC 40 – Young Practitioners Group, Dubai, UAE since 2016.
Education: LLB degree from Mansoura University in Egypt; Diploma of Contracts, Menofiya University in Egypt
Languages: Arabic, English.
Experience: Mohammed is qualified as a lawyer in Mauritania and he has joined Al Suwaidi & Company in 2000.
Practices:He handles a variety of civil,commercial,real estate, and criminal litigation including insurance (medical negligence, maritime and air transport,life insurance etc.), construction,labor and rental disputes.
He has also handled intellectual property disputes and arbitration. Mohammed also advises in various areas of commercial transactions.
Education: LLB from Mauritanian University
Memberships: Mauritanian Bar.
Languages:Arabic, French and English.
Experience: Abdelhak joined Al Suwaidi & Company in April 2014. Prior to joining Al Suwaidi & Company, he worked at a leading shipping and logistics company as in-house counsel, which led him to acquire strong negotiation skills, market intelligence in shipping industry, effective management of legal and contractual risks and established an excellent network within the maritime and trading community. He has worked with all continents in international business and he is a founding member of the UAE-Algerian Business Council in Dubai, he is member of the board of directors and chair of the working group on transport and logistics.
He is a trilingual Arabic, English and French speaker at international conferences on transport, logistics and maritime arbitration, as well as a regular contributor to different specialized magazines and journals on various related topics.
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
Supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)
Member of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitrators (SCMA)
Associate member of Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC)
Member of theFédération Internationale des Associations des Transitaires et Assimilés (FIATA)
Education: Abdelhak is UK qualified maritime and international trade lawyer he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law with Merit from London Metropolitan University and a LL.M in International Trade Law from the University of Northumbria. His common law qualification was complemented by a civil law practice in Algeria and UAE
Languages: Arabic, English and French.